Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Lee Dixon

Little River-Academy Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Reflections for Chief of Police Lee Dixon

Thank you Chief Dixon for your ultimate service to your community. My prayers go out to his family, the community and fellow officers!

RuthAnn Cross
private citizen

June 19, 2014

Isaiah 57:1-2
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

Greg Williams, Officer, Ret.
California Highway Patrol

June 19, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers for the Chief's family and fellow officers.

Deputy Sheriff Paul T. Thompson
Dane County Sheriff's Office, Madison, WI

June 19, 2014

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
l and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"

Thanks Chief

Sgt. Proctor

June 19, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

June 19, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 19, 2014

Rest in peace, Chief Dixon. Thank you for your service.

For your family and friends, I send wishes of comfort and peace during this time of sadness.

fellow human, in PA

June 19, 2014

Rest in peace Chief Dixon. Your sacrifice and dedication will never be forgotten.

Portsmouth Police Department (VA)

June 19, 2014

I am heart broken again with this news of such violence against such brave and selfless officers. Chief Dixon will never be Forgotten and his brave services and sacrifice will be honored by those with broken hearts all over this nation. I pray that God will comfort in the only He can and I will continue to keep all those who know and love Chief Dixon in my continuous prayers. Thank you Chief Dixon may you rest in peace in the Glory of Heaven.

wife of
Sgt. Howard Stevenson E.O.W 1/9/05

June 19, 2014

Rest easy brother... May God hold Chief Dixon's family and friends in his arms and give them peace...

Chief Michael Gromatzky
Collin College Police Dept.

June 19, 2014

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Little River-Academy Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


June 19, 2014

Thank you Chief Dixon for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Dixon. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

June 19, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Chief of Police Lee Dixon:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some eighteen hundred and twenty-three law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Texas. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Chief of Police Lee Dixon, of the Little River-Academy, Texas Police Department; who was shot and killed after responding to a reported man with a gun complaint on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Little River, Texas.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Chief of Police Lee Dixon. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Chief of Police Lee Dixon and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Little River, Texas, help them to faithfully equip their police officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Little River, Texas, to remember to pay their police officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Little River, Texas, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Chief of Police Lee Dixon go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.


Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.


In His Service,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

June 19, 2014

RIP Chief..................Condolences to family & friends.

City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

June 19, 2014

R.I.P. Chief Dixon. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Condolences and prayers to the family, fellow officers, friends and community. Very sad.

M.Sgt. Angel Alverio (Retired)
Wilmington De. Police Department

June 19, 2014

The Sun has just begun to set here, in Jonesboro , Ar. & a
gunshot has taken a Warrior from The People ... Parents, Wife,
Family, Co-workers & Family in Uniform ...
I was getting hopeful that we'd make it through the week,
maybe the month , hopefully the year , without a loss .
It goes to show you can never stop Praying, You've got to
fight harder ... Victory & Justice are Kindred Spirits ... They
will provail !!!
May our God Of All Creation & Comfort find His way to everyone's Hearts that Loved this Great Man ... This Great
"Hero", who Served with Great Distinction, Honor & Bravery .
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever In Our Hearts !!!
Great Job Son of our Country ... R.I.P.

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy.& L.E. Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse,SD

June 19, 2014

RIP Brother. Your work here is done! Prayers to family & fellow officers!

Sgt. Chris Minor
Wake Forest Police Department

June 19, 2014

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, FL

June 19, 2014

Terrible tragedy, love from all in law enforcement to Chief Dixon's family.

J. Ezell, Major Indiana State Police Ret.

June 19, 2014

Rest in Peace brother You are in the arms of our Lord. Prayers to those left behind..

Retired Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs office Youngstown Ohio

June 19, 2014

May God bless you and your family sir.

Sergeant Michael Brockett
Curry County Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of a police officer any where ,I to was a chief of police and no how hard it is on family and friends. God be with you and your family and Department.

lt.james cohan
Illinois department of corrections,Nokomis illinois Police Dept.

June 19, 2014

RIP Brother, my prayers for you, your family and your agency...Job well done, HEROES NEVER DIE....

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

June 19, 2014

Godspeed Chief.

Sheriff Perry Grant
Owyhee County Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2014

My deepest sympathy is with the friends, family and co-workers of Chief Dixon. Our country is made great because of the service and sacrifice of dedicated and passionate men like this. Let the sadness be tempered by the joy of memories. This memorial is a great place to be remembered.

Thank You for your sacrifice,

Jon Young
State Chief Ranger
Office of Law Enforcement
United States Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management

June 19, 2014

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